07-10-2010 07-10-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2513 Boston
July 10, 2010 10:00AMCalender
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Arabic Christian Icon of the Elevation of the Holy Cross

$3,851$3,250
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2513 Location: Boston Date / Time: July 10, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Arabic Christian Icon of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, possibly Melkite, central figure of Bishop Mikarius holding the cross, with Saints Constantine and Helen to one side, and monks to the other, with Arabic inscriptions, 16 1/8 x 11 3/8 in.
Estimate $2,000-2,500

Two touched-up circles (possibly knots in the wood?) to center. Small spot of surface loss to l.r. and to edges. Some overpainting to borders and to the gold halos. Overall craquelure. Horizontal crack through about three-quarters of panel, running near figures' feet. Old varnished finish.

Keywords

Christian Icon